"Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic"
The National Arts Club
Mar. 13, 6:30, Free
If you actually expend thought on something like the excessive (still developing) ado over Anne Hathaway's Oscar dress, it's true that Katherine Hepburn begins to appear very rebellious indeed. Today the film legend might emb ... More >>
By Bob Ruggiero
The Best of Punk Magazine
Edited by John Holstrom
It Books. 372 pp., $30.
While the thought of a hardcover, slick-papered, coffee-table book anthologizing the decidedly low-rent, ragtag Punk magazine might seem the antithesis of punk, even a curmudgeon like Johnny Rotten would hav ... More >>
Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
As March comes to a close, so does our month-ish-long battle royale between 64 New York musicians, all of whom were put in the mix to decide which one best embodied the spirit of the city. Each of the divisionsUptown, Queens, Downtown, and Brooklynhas now crowned a winner, and for our ... More >>
Today Amnesty International releases Chimes Of Freedom, a really, really huge compilation of bob Dylan covers by artists both canonized and obscure. Trying to analyze such a huge undertaking can only be done in one way: Mathematically.
Amount of music in this collection: 73 songs on four CD ... More >>
Tell your children not to walk Wye Oak's way. 2011 was a year of looking back relentlessly, whether you were awash in Remember The '90s nostalgia or getting down at a New Kids On The Block show or watching Lady Gaga try to bring back the variety-hour era with her whacked-out Thanksgiving spec ... More >>
It could be confidently argued that Rocket from the Tombs were the first American punk band. Formed in early 1974, in a long-abandoned Cleveland industrial hood that was rusting and crumbling like one giant sputtering axle factory, Rocket lasted barely a year, and left behind a small sampling ... More >>
Photos by Emmanuel Garcia; more below.Patti Smith
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, December 2
Better than: Whatever Met gala I'll never be invited to.
About three-quarters of the way through an impossibly good, set-closing rendition of "Gloria," Patti Smith tried something newand fa ... More >>
Sorry guys.What is it about Long Island and its inability to let multi-day music festivals blossom? Today organizers of the MTK Music Festivalthe fashion-forward, Vampire Weekend-headlined event scheduled for next weekend at the East Hampton Airportannounced that they'd pulled t ... More >>
Take a holiday with Vampire Weekend at the MTK Music Festival. And go shopping!
After many stabs at hosting multi-day music festivals on Long Island (Field Day Fest, we knew you when), August 2011, at least for now, brings us two festivals happening on the East End: Escape To New York kicks off tomo ... More >>
New York-based songwriter Stephan Said has played in punk bands, toured in Ween, worked as a migrant worker and befriended and worked with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger and Patti Smith. The Iraqi-American musician is a longtime grassroots organizer; he had a hand in the 1999 WTO d ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneTrash Talk bleed for their fans
OFF!/Trash Talk/Cerebral Ballzy
Santos Party House
Saturday, March 26
Saturday night at Santos, hardcore-elders OFF! played alongside Trash Talk, one of their more ferocious descendents. Stylistic nuances aside, both bands are characteriz ... More >>
Going once... going twice... sold!Discussed: Duckie Brown, Native Son, Cynthia Steffe, Michael Angel
It's now day two of Fashion Week mayhem and we've already experienced major hearing loss thanks to last night's Patti Smith's set at the LNA after party, and almost passed out at the slew of ... More >>
Dustin Peyseur, sensitive as fuck.Even though they are so cowardly and weak that they ran screaming from their offices yesterday as if a little snow were a nuclear bomb, we still love our friends at eMusic, not least for their tradition of putting together holiday-appropriate featurettes. How ... More >>
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Rock Club and Best '90s Musical Hero Holding Out Scruffily in Brooklyn. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things.
Jennifer Gilson and Stev ... More >>